Catarino "Ben" L. Benavides

November 25, 1941June 25, 2018
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Catarino “Ben” Benavides was born November 25, 1941 to parents Pablo Benavides and Abranita Loredo in Mexico. He peacefully passed away on June 25, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Ben was employed by American National Insurance for 20 years; Pilgrims Pride for 18 years and Grove Hill Funeral Home for 6 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching his beloved Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys and Los Rayados soccer games. Ben was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his son Roberto “Bobby” Benavides. Ben is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Sandra; children Nancy Benavides, Eduardo “Eddie” Benavides, 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 9 sisters, 4 brothers, his beloved fur babies India, Duke, Blue, many other family members and friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 5-8 P.M. with rosary services at 6:30 P.M. at Grove Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 2 P.M. at Grove Hill Funeral Home Chapel.


  • Eric Stover, Active Pallbearer
  • Shannon Grissom, Active Pallbearer
  • Mike Mendez, Active Pallbearer
  • Kevin Grissom, Active Pallbearer
  • Jody Brown, Active Pallbearer
  • Juan Manuel Zuniga, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Catarino "Ben" L. Benavides

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Elizabeth Brown

June 27, 2018

Ben was such a kind man. It occurred to me that he was kind of like a lighthouse. He was the reliable, steady presence, providing guidance, steering his family away from the rocky shore and sharing his light with everyone. When the house was full of people laughing and talking and eating delicious food that Sandra made, he usually didn't say very much. He would comment now and again, but mostly he just sat quietly and took it all in. The calm in the chaos. I believe he enjoyed that.
I love a love story, and Ben and Sandra shared a love that stood the test of time. I am so fortunate to count them among my friends. Ben will be missed.

Rhonda Hilliard

June 26, 2018

I worked with Ben at Grove Hill a few years ago. He was such a sweet person and a joy to work with! He will truly be missed!

Debbie Meade

June 25, 2018

Although I do not know Ben personally, I am online friends with Nancy & Chris. I wanted to take a moment to send my thoughts, prayers & condolences to the family. May God be with you as you navigate this difficult path. God bless all of you.

Tammie Villarreal

June 25, 2018

I have nothing but respect for My uncle Ben and Aunt Sandy.
They have a special place in my heart that NO one will ever fill.
Heaven has truly gained a great warrior and Amazing man!